Online Grant Center

The WCCF Online Grants Center is where nonprofits can register their organization with our Community Foundation to access any grant applications for which they are eligible.  Even if there is not an appropriate grant opportunity, WCCF encourages nonprofits to register their organizations through our Online Grants Center as a means to share information on their mission with grant staff. 

Note: All nonprofit organizations, both former and new applicants, will need to create a new account when accessing the system for the first time. Registering in our new system replaces the Organizational Summary as a means to share information with our Community Foundation. Once registered, organizations will have the opportunity to apply for grants for which they are eligible, or submit a project proposal for staff review.

How it works

Organizations can create a user account through our Online Grant Center which collects basic information on your organization, including your charitable tax identification (EIN) and Colorado Secretary of State Registration. Once you have read through the information here, you may register in the new system.

A grant applicant creates an account in the WCCF Online Grants Center, and then logs on to that account to access the list of available grants and start a new grant application. Your application can be saved as a draft, and when you log on again it’s easy to return to that draft, make edits, and submit the application. Each account maintains a record of the application history that you can access at any time.

Once a grant is awarded, the Online Grants Center allows grantees an easy way to see the status of their grant, check due dates, and submit electronic grant reports right from their account.

We recommend that you carefully read the instructions and reference materials found on this page before registering and starting your first application.

Creating your online account

All applicants are required to create an account. We suggest creating your account well in advance of the grant deadline to avoid any last minute issues. At the time of registration you are required to enter the following information:

  • A username that is an email address
  • Your contact information
  • Your organization’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required) and Colorado Secretary of State Charitable registration number.
  • Contact information for the organization’s Executive Officer
  • Your organization’s mission
  • Your organization’s website

Managing your online account – for organizations

The first person to register enters the organization’s information, which creates the organization profile. It’s important to enter this information accurately at registration, because after this point the organization profile can only be edited by Community Foundation staff. For an organization to easily view its full history of grants and requests, we recommend consolidating all applications into one user account. If you are unsure whether your organization already has an account or if you need to be added to an existing account, please contact Tedi Gillespie to discuss your options. (Additional users can be added by Community Foundation staff.)

Managing your online account – for users

Once your account is set up, your account dashboard is displayed on screen every time you log in. From the dashboard, you can do the following:

  • Edit your contact information
  • Begin the application process
  • Access application drafts and submitted applications
  • View details and complete the reporting process for grant awards

A user account can only be connected to one organization at a time. If you are a grantwriter for multiple organizations, please contact us to discuss your options.

Helpful tips when applying

  • For the best user experience when accessing our Online Grants Center, we suggest using one of the following browsers: Google Chrome 14 or higher, Firefox 9 or higher, or Safari 4 or higher. It is fine to use Internet Explorer, but you may encounter some minor technical issues.
  • We encourage you to read our FAQ page before beginning the application process.
  • Our grants can only be paid to a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit (including  churches) or to a public entity, such as a town, public school, or state agency.
  • Schools, churches, and other charitable organizations not registered with the Colorado Secretary of State may enter zeros (000000) when asked for their CO SOS number.

For a full tutorial on registering and navigating the Online Grant Center, click here, or watch a video presentation here.